When she got home that night, she created a puddle with her tears, and Fiona asked her mother where she could find true friends. “Fiona, my dear” answered her mother, “You cannot buy friends with a smile or few good words. If you really want true friends, you will have to give them time and affection.For a true friend you must always be available, in good times or bad.”
“But I want to be everybody’s friend! I want to share my time among everyone”, Fiona Protested.
“My dear, You are a lovely girl”, said her mother “but you can’t be a close friend to everybody, so it’s only possible to have a few close friends. The others will be playmates or acquaintances, but they won’t be true friends.”
Hearing this Fiona decided to change her ways so that she could finally have some true friends. That night, in bed, she thought about what she could do to get them.
She thought about her mother. Her mother was always willing to help her, She put up with all Fiona’s problems and dislikes, she always forgave her, she loved her a great deal…. That was what makes friends!
And Fiona smiled ear to ear, realizing that she already had the best friend anyone could ever want.